On Growing Into My Motherhood

At 24, home meant a rundown farm house that was a bit off the grid in the Maryland countryside. My partner and I had been together only a few months and hastily moved there when I discovered I was pregnant. The house belonged to my grandfather, a wealthy lawyer with a taste for liquor which I’d undoubtedly inherited. He was now living in a nursing home, suffering end-stage dementia. Though its carpet smelled like mildew and the spiders were as big as my fist, that house was our saving grace….

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A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summertime bucket list with my family. Have you ever seen one? They’re a list of ideas to spark a summer full of enjoyment and learning. They can be as ambitious as a trip abroad, as fun as a day at the zoo, or as simple as a campout in the backyard. Maybe there’s a series of books you would like to read as a family. You could try every flavor of ice cream at Baskin Robbins or Ben & Jerry’s. The goals’ budget…

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To The Mom Struggling To Hold Her Sh*t Together

To the Mom Struggling to Hold Her Sh*t Together, I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you. Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see you, but I know what you are going through. I know that these days you are almost always exhausted and fueled by caffeine and anxiety. I know that you try your best to be a good mother, partner, daughter, and friend, but all too often feel like you are failing at all of them. I know that more than once a day you scream on the inside, “There’s only one of me!” I know you feel deep mommy love, as well as deep mommy guilt, for not being the person you think you should be. I know there are days…

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No Shame in This Summer Game: Noddy Toyland Detective

This is a sponsored post. Our story with the app is 100% our opinion. I know, It’s summer and we’re not exactly supposed to let our little dudes and dudettes put their adorable faces into a device to deplete their brilliant brains, right?  But I promise this is one that makes a great entertainer when you need it!  (Oh, and not a brain sucker either…there is really some great learning that goes along with it!) I recently downloaded a fun app created by Dreamworks Animation called Noddy Toyland Detective based…

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Why My Facebook Posts are All Sweetness and Sunshine

I love Facebook. I do. It allows for community building with like-minded people, provides entertainment, shares helpful information and is a way to stay connected with old friends. I enjoy reading articles that discuss life hacks and reminisce about trends from my childhood, watching cooking videos of tasty recipes I’ll never make and keeping up with the latest news in my friends’ lives. Facebook is a lot like how I imagine quicksand to be. If you tread lightly and quickly you are fine, but the minute you linger a little…

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